Frequently asked questions

What are the medical marijuana laws in New Mexico?

Here is an overview of the medical marijuana laws in New Mexico:
2007 – “The Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act” is approved, removing state-level penalties for those who need to use marijuana for medical purposes. This established a Patient Registry Program

March 2019 – A bill to legalize recreational use was passed by the House

July 2019 – Decriminalization came into effect in July. First-time possession of up to half ounce is now a petty misdemeanour which comes with a $50 fine. This law also decriminalized possession of drug paraphernalia.

July 2020 – Patients from other states with a medical marijuana program and identification card system can now use their MMICs in New Mexico dispensaries.